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Reasons why you should install a backup generator if you live or own a business in the Yarra Valley....

Reasons why you should install a backup generator if you live or own a business in the Yarra Valley....

Melbourne’s weather is so unpredictable…However, generally during summer we can expect mostly pleasant days, followed by days where temperatures sore in the high 30’s to 40 degrees. Most of us are lucky enough to have some form of air-conditioned in our homes/or offices….but as power outages frequently occur during this season, most of us have not considered what will happen when extreme weather causes a black out.

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WHAT IS A DANGEROUS CARBON MONOXIDE LEVEL?

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WHAT IS A DANGEROUS CARBON MONOXIDE LEVEL?

Every winter we get asked the same questions by clients, asking about Carbon monoxide (CO)… What carbon monoxide levels are dangerous?... So we thought we’d share with you some information.

As most people know, CO is a deadly, colorless, odorless, poisonous gas. It is produced by the incomplete burning of various fuels. These fuels include coal, wood, charcoal, oil, kerosene, propane, and natural gas. Equipment powered by internal combustion engines also produce CO. In many parts of Victoria and the Yarra Valley ducted heating (powered by natural gas) is a popular choice for heating homes during the colder months.

 

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Tips to save you money on your energy bills this winter in the Yarra Valley…

Tips to save you money on your energy bills this winter in the Yarra Valley…

Having efficient heating in your home is one of the best ways to keep your energy costs downs. However, there’s definitely other ways to help warm up your house this winter. In fact, it’s just as much about keeping the cool air out as it is about keeping the warm air in.

So, here are some handy tips and tricks to ensure your home is warm and cosy while still keeping the costs down.

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Surge protection in your home

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With the wet weather increasing across the Yarra Valley in the coming months, the possibility of losing your gear during a thunderstorm or major power outage is more likely. These events can be not only costly, but very inconvenient. There really is no reason you shouldn’t have your equipment protected with a surge protector. Below we list a few of the key things you should consider if you’re thinking about surge protection.

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WHY TO CONSIDER A GAS DUCTED HEATING UPGRADE

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Gas ducted heating can be one of the most affordable heating choices for you and your family. Not only can we offer some great deals on new systems, but with natural gas readily available throughout Australia, it is a great choice when it comes to heating your home. Gas ducted heaters are environmentally friendly, producing less emissions than other forms of heating, and newer units even reaching a 7-star energy rating.

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FAULTY WIRING THE CAUSE OF TOO MANY HOUSE FIRES IN THE YARRA VALLEY

FAULTY WIRING THE CAUSE OF TOO MANY HOUSE FIRES IN THE YARRA VALLEY

CFA Victoria suggests that there’s an average 3,000 house fires per year in Victoria. There has been a surge in the Yarra Valley as the cold nights set in and people are switching on their heaters, electric blankets, and using open fires in attempt to stay warm.

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Rusty Water? Rusty Pipes? Locate the problem

Rusty Water? Rusty Pipes? Locate the problem

We expect the water coming from your taps to be clean and clear. However, what happens when the color and taste of your water is suddenly a little off? The cause could be rust and depending on the age of your pipes and water heater, it could be coming from inside your house.

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( Posted in: Plumbing )

The Health Benefits of Hydronic Heating

 The Health Benefits of Hydronic Heating

Hydronic Heating is the recommended heating solution for those with allergies or sensitivities to air movement, or disturbed by the sound pitch which can come from air vents. Unlike many forms of heating systems which blow warmed air around the room, Hydronic Heating provides a steady level of continuous heat which emanates from an in-room unit or panel.

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10 REASONS TO INSTALL LED LIGHTING IN YOUR HOME

10 REASONS TO INSTALL LED LIGHTING IN YOUR HOME

LED stands for ‘Light Emitting Diode’. LED’s are an energy efficient lighting that will save you money on your power bill. Here are 10 reasons you should be getting an LED lighting installed in your home.

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Ducted Reverse Cycle Air conditioning

Ducted Reverse Cycle Air conditioning

Ducted reverse cycle air conditioning is a whole climate solution for your home or office space, a great choice for people in the Yarra Valley and Eastern suburbs.

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( Posted in: Heating )

What you need to know about Electrical Safety Switches, or RCD’s in Victoria

What you need to know about Electrical Safety Switches, or RCD’s in Victoria

Electrical Safety Switches or RCD’s (residual current devices) protect our family and loved ones against electrocution by immediately switching off the supply of electricity when electricity leaking to earth is detected at harmful levels. 

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